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BMW M2 Competition name has been confirmed online

It has been a while since we first started hearing rumours about a more powerful BMW M2. And just like the M4 CS and the M3 CS, it was a long time in the making. In fact, I’m sure you remember seeing the spy shots of the so called M2 CS (Competition Series) going around the Nürburgring. But recently, new photos have emerged, revealing the identity of the sporty coupe ahead of its scheduled reveal.

It was a user that apparently shared these photos, and he claims that the more powerful M2 will be referred to as the “Competition” edition. The unnamed user who posted the images then said that these are in the log from the current M2. One of the photos then show a start/stop button like that of the F90 M5 and the F80 M3 CS. This was then shared by Bimmerpost on Facebook, which naturally caught the attention of many.

The BMW M2 Competition, if that’s really what it will be called, is supposed to be more powerful and better equipped than the standard M2 from the factory. To make it more exclusive, just 1,000 examples of the more hardcore M2 will be built, according to rumours. Each example will be getting a revised version of the 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six engine, similar to the ones you will find in the current M3 and M4. This makes the M2 Competition somewhat like a baby M4.

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BMW M2 Competition likely to be launched in Beijing this April

This year, there are a handful of new models as well as updated versions of existing cars that are lined up to be launched. There are so many of them that we can’t keep track of all of them. But today, we will be talking about the Competition version of the BMW M2 that may be presented in April 2018 at the Beijing auto show.

Firstly, customers will be able to get the M2 competition in new colours like Hockenheim Silver and Sunset Orange, which will be added to the other available colours including Alpine White, Sapphire Black, Mineral Grey, and Long Beach Blue. The one in the photograph is dressed in the Long Beach Blue shade. We have not seen how the other colours of the cars look just yet, but it should not be too long before we see them.

According to our sources, the M2 Competition will come equipped with a detuned version of the 3.0 liter twin turbo inline six, similar to the engines of the larger models, M3 and M4, replacing the N55 3.0 liter TwinScroll six-cylinder in the outgoing M2. The new engine can give an output of 400 horsepower, which is a little more than the existing M2 with an output of 365 horsepower, but a little less than the M3 and M4 that carries out 425 horsepower. Furthermore, it will have nearly 500 Newton metres of torque - not bad at all.

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BMW M2 gets a 3D Design makeover with special carbon fiber accessories

BMW is currently developing another M2 that will either wear the GTS or the CSL index, after its latest facelift just a couple of months ago. Today, the M2 is still a crowd favourite, being a model with the perfect balance between aggressive design, performance and price. One question a lot of people would ask today is whether this could be made even better.

It definitely can be improved. And check out this photo to see how the coupe can be made to look even more handsome with just some cosmetic tweaks. Firstly, this M2 Coupe had been given a new carbon fiber exterior aerodynamic pack that was finished in a Long Beach Blue colour, which is probably the most eye catching colour of the coupe. This exterior kit is currently available at BMW Abu Dhabi Motors.

At first look, you may not notice it, but this particular M2 actually has carbon fiber front bumper lip spoiler, a massive fixed rear wing, a rear diffuser, and 3D Design side skirts - all in the same lightweight material. The new exhaust system has more prominent tips as well.

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Rumored BMW M2 CS could be powered by S55 engine used in M4

Sooner or later, we might find German premium carmaker BMW offering a high-performance version of the M2. This comes as BMW is reportedly working on a more hardcore version of the M2, which could be named as the BMW M2 CS (most likely) or M2 Competition.

According to various reports, the new BMW M2 CS could be on its way next year, possibly in January 2018. It could be powered by the same engine that powers the BMW M3 and the BMW M4. This engine -- codenamed as the S55 – is a twin-turbo straight-six engine that in the BMW M4 delivers 425 hp (431 PS) of max output available between 5,500 rpm and 7,300 rpm, as well as 406 lb.-ft. (550 Nm) of peak torque available between 1,850 rpm and 5,500 rpm. This engine is powerful enough to allow the M4 sprinting from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 4.1 seconds with a standard six-speed manual transmission or in just 3.9 seconds with the M-DCT transmission.

Since the BMW M2 is smaller and lighter than the M4, such power could mean its acceleration times are quicker. As to whether the S55 engine of the M4 could fit into the engine bay of the M2, it has been determined that it could. In fact, several tuners in Germany have already managed to install this straight-six engine into the M2. Thus, it wouldn’t be impossible for BMW to get this powerful engine into the M2 and thereby give birth to the new BMW M2 CS.

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The guys at BMW Abu Dhabi are notoriously famous for being unconventional in all sorts of things. These guys have this quirky way of customizing a car ---whether with the choice of color they apply, the aftermarket upgrade they use, or actually nearly every aspect of the vehicle that touches their hands.

Speaking of which, BMW Abu Dhabi recently unveiled an M-Performance-equipped BMW M2 at their showroom. Other than the carbon fiber aero kit, the BMW M stripe-wearing M2 gets an Akrapovic exhaust system with Akrapovic downpipes for better sound. As it goes, everything else here will get a taste of the wild carbon fiber treatment--- starting with the trunk lid spoiler, the skirt winglets, the front spoiler, and even the rear diffuser up to the M2’s side mirror casings.

To further highlight the M Performance package, the BMW M2 wears the hardcore M Graphics with black M wheels. This complements not only the kidney grille’s gloss finish but also the black accents along the exterior.

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Fans and critics are all waiting for the release of another hot BMW number. Yes, everyone’s anxiously waiting to see what the M2 CS and M2 CSL will look like and how well it will perform on the streets. But of course, it will take a while to experience another BMW stunner so German auto tuning company Lightweight Performance decided to take matters into their own hands by creating their own version of an M2 – a faster one at that.

The creation is called the M2 CSR, short for “Carbon Sport Race”, which at first glance may look tame but it possesses mind-blowing power thanks to its engine update. Instead of its original M2 engine, Lightweight Performance installed an S55 six-cylinder engine with water injection (similar to that of the M3 an M4’s) allowing the M2 CSR to produce a whopping 610 horsepower (456 kilowatts) and 568 pound-feet (767 Newton-meters) or torque – that’s about 245 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of increase from the standard M2’s numbers. Isn’t it amazing?

This additional power allows the M2 CSR to make a 0 to 60-mile per hour (96 kilometers per hour) sprint in less than three seconds. It also has a recorded top speed of 203 mph (328 kph), 48 mph faster than the original M2, achievable using the standard six-speed manual or the optional BMW seven-speed automatic – with power directed exclusively to its rear wheels.

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The facelifted iteration of the BMW M2 (model year 2018) has yet to be unfurled to the public, and yet we now have seen it – thanks to a purported and momentarily leak at one of its Web sites.

According to Bimmer Today, images of the new BMW M2 – now receiving a facelift – appeared on the Belgian Web site of BMW. That makes the images official, but only for a moment since BMW reacted quickly and took them down. However, Bimmer Today was faster and it was able to take grab the images and distribute them. This allowed interested parties, including fans and enthusiasts, to take a closer look at the face-lifted version of the BMW M2. If you recall, its current generation was unveiled in 2015 and was launched for the model year 2016. Moreover, from the leak, we learned that there have been no changes on the engine power output and torque.

BMW is calling the 2018 model of the M2 as a facelift, although it would take a very keen eye or a true fan to detect the cosmetic changes. You can take a closer look at the new 2018 M2 and try to spot the modifications made. If you haven’t seen them, we’ll point them out for you: some work has been done on the lighting units both on the front and the rear.

Read the entire article Images of 2018 M2 facelift leaked via BMW’s Belgian website

Fans and enthusiasts of the BMW M2 in the United States could now rejoice. This comes as their favorite BMW M2 is getting a limited edition version as prepped by the people at M Performance – the new 2017 BMW M2 M Performance Edition.

According to the BMW Blog, 2017 BMW M2 M Performance Edition has appeared as one of the available items in the ordering system for BMW dealerships in the US. However, those who wanted to get any of these 2017 BMW M2 M Performance Edition units should be fast and quick, since the carmaker has only allocated 150 units for the US. As for the price, the 2017 BMW M2 M Performance Edition could be yours for a base price of $61,695.

So, what can BMW M2 fans and enthusiasts as well as customers expect from the M Performance Edition? The BMW M2 M Performance Edition actually doesn’t have as many performance-focused tweaks – not like the BMW M3 and the BMW M4 with their respective Competition packages. Instead, we could see a better looking and better equipped edition of the BMW M2, with features available through the catalog of M Performance Parts.

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Do you want to drive or ride in a BMW M2 Convertible? Well, even if you want to, you couldn’t, simply because the German carmaker has no convertible version of the M2. While a 2-Series convertible does exist, an M2 droptop doesn’t. As the performance version of the BMW 2-Series coupe, the M2 coupe could be too good just to be converted into a droptop model.

But now, a convertible version of the M2 has been sighted, but not at the production site of BMW. This M2 Convertible was sighted at the yard of tuner Dahler Design and Technik GmbH in Switzerland. Yes. Since BMW wouldn’t build an M2 convertible, Dahler said it would and it could. Eventually, plans pushed through and that led to the creation of this customized M2 convertible, providing that Dahler is good enough to undertake a project that even BMW wouldn’t venture into.

Considering that there is a real demand for a droptop version of the M2, Dahler went on and created a convertible from a coupe. More than that, Dahler even improved the performance of the model. This was achieved by increasing the output and torque of its turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine, installing a stainless steel exhaust system and a coil-over suspension system. The M2 convertible by Dahler also features a high-performance brake unit, new wheels and tires, several aerodynamic enhancements and a new interior fitting of a convertible.

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A BMW M2 gets a meaner look, thanks to Hamman Motorsport’s outrageous “personality package”. The German auto tuner recently unveiled the complete set-up, which initially came as a teaser. It seems the guys at Hamman know the perfect time to unwrap the whole thing and saved the best part for all of us. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at Hamman Motorsport’s tuning program made exclusively for the BMW M2.

To begin, the highly anticipated aero kit includes a front spoiler that extends throughout the entire width of the car. Carbon fibre inserts can be installed along the base of the bumper or just below the grille. This is truly impressive as it does make the mesh grille more unique.

The M2 clad in white and blue combination is just one of the best works that came from the tuning specialist. Hamman Motorsport has been known to deliver more than just auto tuning. For over thirty years, the company has been notoriously developing and personalising vehicles at their best.

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When BMW first revealed its new 2-Series flagship in October 2015, all eyes focused on the German automaker. The M2 is an indirect successor to the 1-Series M Coupe yet it boasts of the same quality and comes with a powerful BMW N55 3.0-liter turbocharged engine tuned for 365 horsepower. It also comes with either a six-speed manual gearbox, shooting the coupe from 0 to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds, or a seven-speed automatic for a faster acceleration time of 4.3 seconds. Although the M2 has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, owners may opt to raise this to up to 168 mph.

The M2 Coupe began production in late 2015 and was debuted at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ever since its first introduction to the public, rumors about a hardcore M2 GTS version has been swirling around the internet. The German automaker however is not pressured by all these rumors since interest for the standard version hasn’t waned and producing a limited version (matched with a “reasonable” limited-edition price) isn’t in their list of priorities yet.

However, for fans who just can’t wait to get their hands on an M2 GTS, aftermarket specialists are there to the rescue. Alpha-N Performance for example, has just released an attention-grabbing BMW M2 GTS upgrade package.

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Chicago-based tuning shop IND Distribution would not let its expertise in tuning BMW cars go unnoticed as it joins the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leveraging its knowledge of BMW cars, IND is showcasing two elegantly stunning projects based on the new BMW M2 and the new BMW M4 Coupe.

According to IND, its M2 build was meant to complement the M4 Coupe while presenting some of its newly developed parts and components. In addition, the SEMA projects are also IND’s tribute to BMW’s factory-built racing program. In these new projects for the 2016 SEMA Show, IND teamed up with BBS and Rays Engineering/Advan to ensure that its versions of the new M2 and M4 Coupe successfully become a reality. Likewise, IND tapped the services of Brembo, Eventuri, Eisenmann, KW and RKP while infusing its own solutions to come with the most desirable setup for the SEMA show-bound M2 and M4 Coupe.

The M2 build makes use of the newly designed GT kit from Brembo. This kit enhances the braking system’s thermal capacity by employing a more rigid caliper, larger swept pad area and thicker brake disc. The build also features an air intake system from Eventuri that provides the signature Eventuri intake roar. This intake system is complemented by a prototype M2 exhaust system from Eisenmann that is designed to give off different audio tracks when the valve is opened or closed.

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There is no denying that the BMW M2 Coupe is an elegant performer with dynamic capabilities. Its exterior appearance very well conveys its excellent power, precision and agility. As it is, the BMW M2 coupe is a hot commodity that is cool to drive.

While the BMW M2 coupe’s exterior already looks incredible, it would not hurt to give it with some styling upgrades that would make it more appealing and more dynamic. In fact, quite a number of owners would welcome such styling upgrades.

There are several independent firms that have been offering such upgrades, and 3D Design is one of them. 3D Design has been known for offering some of the best aftermarket tuning components for BMW vehicles. And now, the people at 3D Design has taken on the task of beefing up the new BMW M2 – dubbed by most of the media as baby-M model – at least in terms of its look.

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The BMW M2 Coupe – for all its sporty and elegant glory – has been the subject of modification projects by several tuning firms. Now, G-Power, a German tuning company, has decided that it is now its turn to present its own version of the beloved M2 coupe.

The most glaring change to the BMW M2 coupe -- as done by G-Power -- concerns its M inline 6-cylinder N55 engine. Released in 2011, the N55 engine earned the Ward’s Auto Best Engine of the Year award for its class three years in a row. Even though it has been replaced by BMW’s B58 engine, the N55 engine remains one of the most beloved powerplants by BMW enthusiasts.

This compact M inline 6-cylinder engine is able to produce 272 kW (370 hp) of max output and 465 Nm of peak torque. Since the BMW M2 coupe weighs around 1,570 kg, it has a weight-to-power ratio of 5.5 kg/kW. Top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h. This engine with a capacity of 2,979 cc could accelerate the M2 coupe from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.

Read the entire article G-Power unveils tuned BMW M2 (F87) with 410 PS of power output

BMW M Division is supplying MotoGP with a fleet of Safety Cars, ensuring that whatever happens on the track, the safety of MotoGP is well guaranteed. To enable these high-performance Safety Cars to do their job as intended, BMW M endowed them with the latest technology.

After all, BMW M cars are laden with excellent driving attributes that allow them to tackle any challenges on the track. All of BMW M’s Safety Cars are particularly modified at its factory for them to serve as the perfect lead cars on motorcycle races.

The latest iteration of these safety cars is the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car, which is set to debut this season. BMW M and MotoGP have been close partners for nearly two decades. BMW M has been a symbol of high-performance driving as well as motorsport-inspired piloting.

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In terms of performance and driving dynamics, the new BMW M2 Coupé is considered as the model to beat in the compact high-performance sports car segment.

Featuring a combined fuel consumption of 8.5 l/100 km and combined carbon dioxide emissions of 199 g/km, BMW M2 Coupé comes with an assertive design that superbly reflects its vibrant character and its suitability for the race track.

However, the BMW M2 Coupé could be transformed into a car that features a more imposing yet functional appearance, better driving response, enhanced dynamic performance and a motor-racing inspired interior – thanks to the introduction of a new range of BMW M Performance Parts that will be available starting March 2016.

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BMW M GmbH brought two new offerings to the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit: the BMW M2 and the BMW X4 M40i. Awaited by many fans, the BMW M2 has a smooth design on both the exterior and interior which compliments well with the performance of the BMW M.

This latest offering of BMW M GmbH symbolizes the M model’s DNA as it continues the M tradition of a vehicle having unequaled driving dynamics both on the racing circuit or the highway.

Powering the M2 is the new Turbo M TwinPower 3-liter 6-cylinder engine which can deliver 365 bhp. Torque has been measured to be 343 lb.-ft. between 1,400 rpm and 5,560 rpm, although the M2 has an overboost capability that can increase this amount to 369 lb.-ft. between revolutions per minute of 1,450 and 4,750. This results in an acceleration figure of 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds with a maximum speed at 155 mph.

Read the entire article BMW announces US pricing for M2, X4 M40i at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

BMW is showing off a collection of sports-oriented BMW M Performance Parts – fitted on several BMW cars like the BMW M4 Coupe and the new BMW M2 Coupe – at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in Las Vegas.

These parts are distinguished by an "M Performance" inscription, which signifies BMW M Performance’s dynamic image as well as the l functional orientation of the BMW M Performance Parts. This new inscription will initially appear on BMW M Performance Parts on the BMW M2 Coupe and BMW M4 Coupe.

The inscription will soon appear on all BMW M Performance products. The choice of the BMW M4 Coupé as the show vehicle for the M Performance Parts is not surprising. This vehicle is considered as the ultimate driving machine and has been the yardstick for sporty driving in its class.

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BMW is partnering with Electronic Arts Inc. studio, Ghost Games, to bring a digital version of the upcoming BMW M2 Coupe to the latest installment of the popular franchise Need for Speed. The virtual M2 Coupe will debut in the game at its launch date, which will be on November 3 this year.

This gives players control and intimacy over the new car, albeit its virtual version, ahead of the actual vehicle’s launching. Active for over 20 years now, Need for Speed is one of the titles in the videogame industry that use realistic models based on actual cars in virtual car racing!

For its latest installment, Ghost Games is integrating BMW’s upcoming car into the plot. While other cars are definitely available when the next Need for Speed comes out, the BMW M2 Coupe will play a critical role in the new game’s story.

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BMW M GmbH has revealed details on its latest offering -- the 2016 BMW M2. This newest addition to the brand’s family has the M badge. In line with the M tradition, the 2016 BMW M2 has a 6-cylinder engine giving it the driving dynamics and power delivery needed on a race track.

A combination of the light M Sport aluminium suspension with the agility of rear-wheel drive ensures that it comes with the trademark driving performance expected of the M series. With the state-of-the-art M TwinPower Turbo, torque is made accessible even with a wide range of revolution.

This same TwinPower Turbo also improves efficiency and allows faster responses resulting in a unique engine sound. The BMW M2 will be made available starting in early 2016 at authorized dealers and will include a limited range of options.

Read the entire article 2016 BMW M2 breaks cover with stylish design, 3.0-liter inline engine